Better Network Economics with IPoOTN

It's a given that IP traffic is growing exponentially. All industry analysts and bodies agree on the tremendous surge of traffic - IEEE estimates a rate of more than 30% compounded annually. This is impacting the infrastructure that serves to transport it in different ways - the IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections report from 2012 outlined how the core network and server input/output links are reacting to this deluge. From the figure, it is evident that core network scaling is forcing service providers to have a wideranging discussion about how to best optimize, evolve and converge packet-optical networks in order to reduce the total network cost.